What I realized that day is Dakota was not having fun. She does not enjoy public events or high levels of activity. She prefers to hit the trail and spend quality time with me exploring wide open spaces.
I could tell she never really has had a voice or a choice and was mainly a part of the ranch stock line up to get the job done. She knew to mind her manners or else. It is my desire to show her she does have a voice, a choice and can become a valuable partner.